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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 15 (2012), No. 2     25. June 2012
Int J Comput Dent 15 (2012), No. 2  (25.06.2012)

Page 159-164, PubMed:22891419, Language: English/German

Lava Ultimate Resin Nano Ceramic for CAD/ CAM: Customization Case Study
Koller, Martin / Arnetzl, Gerwin V. / Holly, L. / Arnetzl, Gerwin
Lava Ultimate Resin Nano Ceramic (RNC) blocks are innovative new CAD/CAM materials that make it possible to achieve superior esthetic results in easy steps. The blocks are made of nano ceramic particles embedded in a highly cured resin matrix. Therefore, composite materials can be used to characterize and adjust resin nano ceramic restorations after milling. The milled RNC restorations can be individualized intra-orally or extra-orally, either before or after insertion. Unlike conventional ceramic restorations, customization and glaze firing is neither necessary nor possible with RNC restorations. This opens up the opportunity for intraoral individualization and adaptation of the restorations.